During the annual Installation & Awards Reception, Greater Chattanooga Realtors® presented the George Kangles Community Citizenship Award to local Realtor® Ron Tucker. The award was established in 2011 to remember the efforts of the late George Kangles and his dedication to serving the community and the Association. Mr. Kangles’ governmental and political affairs work on behalf of the Association at the local, state, and national level was unprecedented. George’s commitment to governmental and political affairs should be an example to all of us that we, too, can make a difference in not only our industry but our community as well.
This award, unlike many others, is presented only to signal a distinct recognition of the worthiest recipients who meet the ideals embodied in the award. In fact, since 2011 the Award has only been presented three times exemplifying the very select few who have personified such an achievement.
The award honors a Realtor who has a demonstrated positive and discernible impact on the governmental affairs activities of the Association affecting the real estate industry and our community at state and local levels. Past recipients of the George Kangles Award were also present to show their support of Mr. Tucker: Kathy Tucker (2015), Randy Durham (2013), and Lois Killebrew (2012).
Ron Tucker, the 2017 George Kangles Community Citizenship Award Recipient, has fulfilled these requirements without the first thought of receiving any type of recognition. The dedication and passion for governmental and political advocacy is exemplary. Mr. Tucker is revered by all who have had the pleasure of knowing him. Mr. Tucker’s impact on the Association has been essential to the role Realtors continue to play in the world of government and politics.
Whether attending Realtor Day on the Hill in Washington D.C. and Nashville, attending local governmental and political functions, or inspiring fellow Realtors to take action on important topics affecting the community, the 2017 George Kangles Community Citizenship Award recipient, Ron Tucker, is always willing to be of service to others. The importance of Mr. Tucker to the community is recognized by Realtors and political leaders alike. The knowledge he has instilled, and the leadership provided to those who have worked with him over the years can easily be surmised with this award.